Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.
"Very good lectures on mindfulness!"
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.
"I am more relaxed"
Motivational Hypnotherapy's Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to remove negative energy, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs and guide you through spiritual cleansing. It's a safe, gentle way to get rid of negative energy and revitalize your body and soul. You'll feel incredible and fueled with positive, healing energy.
"A good short read and meditation"
Naturally lose weight fast and get the body you've been wanting. Stop old habits in their tracks, shed pounds now, and feel amazing. Rapid weight loss is yours today with this powerful guided meditation program from the Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist Joel Thielke.
"Puts me to sleep"
Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body's natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath.
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness - being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
"A great accumulation of meditation instructions"
This little book will help listeners use meditation and tap in to their superpowers, allowing them to take charge of their minds, their creative powers, and their inner guidance systems. While most meditation books focus on gaining clarity, focus, efficiency, and easing stress, Your 3 Best Superpowers offers a unique way to learn about intuition and the self, from an esteemed spiritual teacher and visionary guide.
"Chapters do not align with exercises"
Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.
"I alway enjoy Pema Chodron"
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....
"Beautifully written and read by the author."
In Modern Mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake argues that to lead more mindful, calm, and happy lives, switching off is the last thing we need to do. Instead he gives listeners ideas, principles, and techniques to bring awareness, composure, and kindness to whatever they are doing. Filled with over 60 practical exercises, the author's mobile mindfulness approach gives the benefits of meditation to even the busiest of lives.
On this longer 56-minute disc, Dr. Joe walks you through Meditation 1: Changing Two Beliefs and Perceptions. After introducing the open-focus technique, he then moves you into the practice of finding the present moment. When you discover the sweet spot of the present moment and you forget about yourself as the personality you have always been, you have access to other possibilities that already exist in the quantum field.
Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.
"The narration is intolerable"
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine - proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.
"The best book on mindfulness."
Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems - stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This audiobook is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Miracles Now uses practical, moment-to-moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease.
"I thought it seemed forced"
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.
"Amazingly, insightful. One of those books that can be read over and over"
"So many of us hold a deep belief that we were born unworthy," reflects Adyashanti, "inadequate, unlovable, and alone." But what if, in truth, we weren't put here to pay penance, change our karma, or "fix" ourselves? What if we chose to be here because we so loved the world that we poured ourselves into it - to make it whole again, to restore "the hidden divinity amid the disaster"? With Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness, we're invited to entertain that possibility.
"Loved it! Topic not often dealt with directly."
With Somatic Descent, you are invited to tune in to the natural wisdom of your body, refine and amplify it, and explore it fully. In this program pioneering teacher Dr. Reggie Ray presents a fascinating audio program on this rich dimension of Tibetan Buddhism: how to go beyond the veil of the thinking mind to tap the wondrous yet wholly trustworthy domain of your body.
"the guys voice sounds like a butcher."
>Marianne Williamson is one of millions of people whose lives have been transformed by A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy. For over 30 years, she has given regular talks and seminars based on course principles. Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, has introduced millions of people to its concepts. Now, in this special program, Inspiring Teachings on A Course in Miracles, you'll hear six of her finest live lectures on the course.
Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements - along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.
"spirituality and psychology ✌❤😊"
Find your true passion in life and give yourself the confidence to pursue it. Open yourself to new experiences and fulfillment with this soothing new guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows.
Overcome trust issues and learn how to open yourself up again to others with this soothing new guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows.
Meditation is an extremely personal matter and there are certain techniques like mindfulness meditation that will work best for one person and not the other. Like obtaining peace of mind and spiritual awakening, meditation is a practice that should be done with care and commitment. Find the perfect meditation technique for you and learn how to do it the right way using this helpful guide.
Meditation - it brings focus to the inner being so that there will be love and acceptance of the true self. The growing interest in the practice of meditation is actually a cry for help for many individuals who are drowned and overwhelmed with the rigors of daily life. Today's modern way of living is filled with so many stressors that set off negative emotions, such as anger, hate, anxiety, frustration, and obsessive compulsive behaviors.
In this meditation guide for beginners, we shall discuss and understand everything you need to know about meditation before you start practicing it and how best to meditate to reap the amazing benefits meditation has to offer.
Warning: This book may cause drowsiness. Peaceful Tales, Volume 2 - three more lighthearted stories that were written specifically to help you fall gently to sleep. After listening to the first volume myself, nearly every night for well over a year, I decided I needed some new stories to read and listen to.
Section one describes the process and includes a guided meditation practice. Section two includes a short meditation practice which should be easy to integrate into your day regularly.
The third eye or the brow chakra is the sixth major chakra of the human subtle or non-physical body. While all the chakras of the subtle body are considered to be important for health and well-being, the third eye has always attracted more attention due to the benefits it brings. By working on the third eye or by awakening it, you don't just achieve better eyesight, focus, and memory. It also awakens your dormant intuitive or psychic abilities. It's the ability to enhance your intuition that attracts the attention of many spiritual seekers.
Train your brain for the art of seduction and rapport. Create an instant connection with others. Tap into your confidence with this empowering new guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows.
Do you have trouble managing your time well? Do you get stressed out trying to accomplish everything you need to? Learn how to manage your time better and be more organized and productive with this soothing new guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and hypnotherapist Rachael Meddows.
You're about to discover how to meditate, types of meditation, and the secrets of meditations. Millions of people suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression, which takes over their life and affects them in a very harmful way. Most people are aware of this destructive feeling, but they are unable to deal with them, simply because it has been part of their lifestyle and their thinking habits for a long time.
Close to Me includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. The Bach composition includes: Prelude in D major BWV 935 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
In the days leading up to the full moon surround yourself with loving energy. Be kind to yourself and others and allow the changes offered through the shifts, to aid you in your life. If you are feeling tired and unfocused meditate with focus on purifying your heart centres, letting go of fears and of resistance to change. Know that all changes you are guided to make from your heart will lead to you stepping into the flow of harmony, peace and happiness.
Praying with Bach is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great Saints, sacred texts, and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationship with God. Each prayer is followed by magical Harp music based on original compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach.
I Will be Busy includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. The Bach composition includes: Prelude in C major BWV 933 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
Knowing Me Better includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Bach composition includes: Prelude in E major BWV 937 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
The Grail Prayer includes reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical Harp music based on original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. Bach composition includes: Prelude in D minor BWV 936 adapted for Harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
At the Rising of Your Sun includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. Bach composition includes: Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 847 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
This mediation technique will be useful to prepare your mind and body to manage pain effectively. It helps remove psychological obstacles and achieve physical relaxation. A combination of yogic breath methodology and spiritual visualisation will be used in this session to aid your body and mind heal itself. This practice can become more effective with practice and repetition. The first part of the session will train your lungs for increased lung capacity. This will ideally require regular practice to allow your body to adjust.
Christ Our Morning Star includes a reading of the eponymous prayer by the Venerable Bede followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. The Bach composition includes: Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 846 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
"Learn what to do with your life's manure"
With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory - the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution.
"Filled a gap"
In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.
"one in a thousand"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.
"Too complex to be useful"
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life.
"In a word..."INSPIRING""
In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.
"The only book you will ever need."
Countless people worldwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and best-selling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now, after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.
In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.
If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students were unable to progress in meditation, as well as his students had back in Asia - and he realized that was because the pace of Western life made it difficult for them to relax. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for Westerners. It's very traditional but adapted to help those of us who live in a culture of distraction.
Best-selling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way - as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it.
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques.
Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!)
"Light and inspiring"
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith.
A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation.
Breath Perception is your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not work with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy. Breath Perception presents 261 simple exercises - one for every Monday through Friday - for using breath to attain greater well-being.
The modern lifestyle with its excesses and worldly desires, the constant need to be connected, and the rapid development in technology, has made stress and lifestyle-related diseases the norm. The need for meditation, thus, is more acute. Meditation calms the mind, brings focus and enhances the senses, resulting in a better quality of life and work. And with the right Mantras, meditation becomes a highly effective tool in unleashing the immense potential within oneself.
"essential for all aspirants on the path"
A concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is - and isn't - with advice on how to start a meditation practice. If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: It contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one.